Yesterday I received an email from SMITH Magazine filled with some amazing news. See an excerpt from the email below.
Dear Ananda Leeke, Six-Word Memoirist extraordinaire,
Congratulations! Your Six-Word Memoir, “Go Green BoHo BAP. Urban Debutante.” from SMITH Magazine is being published in the new book, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, on sale January 5th. (But available for pre-order now!) Thank you and welcome!
As many of you know, I am a HUGE fan of six-word memoirs. They are one of the reasons I was able to overcome writing blocks that occured during my most recent writing process. I even used six-word memoirs to describe the titles in my new book That Which Awakens Me: A Creativie Woman’s Poetic Memoir of Self-Discovery. See my chapter titles below.
Chapter One: Honoring Ancestors. Family. History.Cultural Legacies.
Chapter Two: Girlhood Memories. Defining Self.Identities. Archetypes.
Chapter Three: Spirituality. Community. Choices.Lessons. Love. Joy.
Chapter Four: Creativity. Surrender. Courage. Beauty.Authentic Expression.
Chapter Five: My Writing Life. Poetry. Revealing Vulnerabilities.
Chapter Six: Yoga. Mindfulness Meditation. Green Living Journey.
Chapter Seven: Service. Vocation. Answering Your Life’s Calling.
Chapter Eight: Goddess. Sacred Feminine. Womanist Spirit. Sisterhood.
Chapter Nine: Home. DC. 9/11. America. President Obama.
Chapter Ten: Citoyen du Monde. Cultura. Music.Travel.
I also used six-word memoir writing exercises in That Which Awakens Me’s creativity appendices. My creativity coaching clients and workshop participants really enjoy working with them!
Do you have a six-word memoir to share? If so, leave it in the comment section below.
Here’s mine for today: alarm rang. body tired. yoga anyway.
The SMITH Magazine folks have also published a series of six-word memoir books. Check them out on Amazon.com: http://tinyurl.com/yc78k7b.
Also, share your six-word memoirs on SMITH Magazine’s web site: http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords. Join the six-word memoir movement. It’s a lot of fun!
Enjoy your weekend! Live life fully! (see how the six-words work!)
Peace, Love, Joy, Creativity, Compassion, and Gratitude,